Houston, TX 77005
10:00 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2012
On Campus | Alumni
The colloquium is a continuation of the 2011 Dis/Locating Culture conference at Rice, in which scholars explored the notion of knowledge and displacement. The conference examines representative cultural artifacts (literary, artistic, theoretical) in order to explore the repositioning of knowledge and aesthetics that grew out of colonial experiences and evolved into contemporary transcultural reterritorializations of linguistic practices, genres, and traditions. Focusing on Asia, Brazil, and the Middle East, the conference will further reflect on displacement, migration, and relation. These three invite us to think about culture beyond national and disciplinary boundaries; they also force a reflection that displaces Eurocentric paradigms of knowledge, opening a rich, multidimensional map through which to challenge unequal power relations within the Global South. This conference is organized by Bernard Aresu (French studies) and Luis Duno-Gottberg (Hispanic studies).